Course Title: Textile Design Studio - Structure

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Textile Design Studio - Structure

Credit Points: 24


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

GRAP2558

Brunswick Campus

Undergraduate

350H Fashion & Textiles

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Emma Lynas

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9440

Course Coordinator Email: emma.lynas@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 513.01.003

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None

Note it is a condition of enrolment at RMIT that you accept responsibility for ensuring that you have completed the prerequisite/s and agree to concurrently enrol in co-requisite courses before enrolling in a course. For further information refer to the RMIT Course Requisites Policy


Course Description

In this course you will explore the creative and practical skills of designing and sampling for constructed textiles. This course will inform and develop knowledge and experience of production techniques, design process, design concept communication and interpretation into textile design outcomes specific to constructed textiles (knitting and weaving).


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course will focus on the following program capabilities:

  • Examine, analyse and evaluate theoretical and practical principles, emerging trends and issues pertinent to textile design and related industries.
  • Investigate, synthesis, design and apply principles of textile design, technologies and materials and processes to create original textile based concepts and outcomes.
  • Demonstrate technical and creative skills, critical thinking when identifying and solving problems in diverse contexts for textile, fashion and other design contexts.


Upon successful completion of the course you will be able to:

  • Investigate and discuss concepts and design principles for constructed textiles.
  • Design and develop original textile design solutions and sample ranges of knitted and woven fabric swatches.
  • Identify and investigate colour palettes, materials and processes appropriate to constructed textiles.
  • Document technical resources and requirements for constructed textiles.
  • Demonstrate appropriate work practice (OH & S) with equipment and materials in the studio and constructed workshop areas.


Overview of Learning Activities

This course will take a blended approach in its delivery with learning activities that include; online delivery, lectures held on the Brunswick campus, practical exercises and demonstrations, group discussions, and face-to-face tutorials.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

The University Library has extensive resources for Fashion and Textile Design students. The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources for your studies Fashion and Textiles Library Guides.

The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian.


Overview of Assessment

This course has been developed in reference to the BATD assessment guide available through BP121 Mystudies - Blackboard.

Please refer to the guide in order to familiarise yourself with program assessment methods. At the beginning of each project you will receive a copy of the: brief, teaching schedule and assessment rubric. The rubric should be consulted regularly, as it allows you to self assess and manage your progress. It will be used by your course lecturer/s to assess your project work upon completion. Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

 

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the Program Manager or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

A student charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your lecturers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: Assessment policy